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Jan 8, 2012 9:00am PST
>> carolyn: good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. novato fire investigators are looking for one or hour arson enlists suspected of setting a spree of fires last night. it started in the ignacio area that was told by a dozen or more grass fires on the hillsides nearby. this one burned up to a house, but no serious property damage. novato has been plagued by fires over the years. they think it was probably the work of kids. >> we probably have an idea these are juveniles. we don't know for sure but that is direction we're leaning. our arson investigators are on the scene. >> carolyn: they won't give specifics how those fires are being started. anyone with information should contact novato police because they are the ones leading this investigation. >>> in the east bay, investigators believe faulty smoke detectors may have led to a deadly fire in bay point. contra costa fire crews were called to the valley oak town homes yesterday morning. fire chief says the body of a woman in her 60s were found in the building. the fire destroyed one unit and damaged two other hom
ABC
Jan 22, 2012 9:00am PST
>> carolyn: good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. just a few hours until the san francisco 49ers meet and we hope beat the new york giants in the playoff game. action takes place at candlestick park and the fans are ready. john alston joins us live from outside the parking lot and the excitement begins to build. >> reporter: the party has started and so has the rain. it just started sprinkling a short time ago and expected to get a lot worse. people in rvs setting up barbecue pits getting ready. we found one gentleman that came from humboldt county as he did for every home game. >> we're regulars here. we come down every home game. we park here at least one day ahead of time. it's allowed. so we have a good time and get together and chew the fat. >> reporter: they have couple more hours to chew the fat. the parking lot opens at 11:30. gates open at 12:30 and kickoff is at 3:30 this afternoon. some problems with new orleans fans saying they were abused, san francisco police will keeping an eye situation. police have undercover officers wearing giants outfits and th
ABC
Jan 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
breaks his silence to help track down the men who beat him. >> carolyn: they beat him and called him a terrorist. the victim is sharing his story only with abc7. it happened november 21 and just today police released this first sketch of one of those attackers. thomas ramon spokes with the victim. >> he is a 32-year-old eastern industrial designer who was attacked. he said he had nightmares and afraid to leave his home. they are asking for the public's help in finding his attackers. >> i just got in the car and just in my spot. >> he lives in pain and fear. it's because a trip he made to the lucky store. three men approached his car as he was leaving. >> they were hitting me and calling me a terrorist. a third member came out of no one. >> reporter: these are photos taken after the attack. he lost six teeth and two plates in his face holding his jaw together. that injury was caused by this bottle of tequila that his attackers dropped into the car. >> i certainly believe the bottle hadn't gotten stuck there they would have kept beating me. >> this the parking lot was filled with shopper
ABC
Jan 29, 2012 9:00am PST
>> carolyn: good morning, i'm carolyn tyler. we are getting an exclusive look this morning at the mess occupy oakland demonstrators made inside city hall last night. nearly 300 protestors were arrested during a niet day and night of confrontations with police. sergio, the mayor took you on a tour of the damage. >> reporter: good morning. they did give us a first look of the damage that was done by people that forced their way into city hall. a lot of damage is restricted to a broken window and papers strewn throughout the lobby area and graffiti and also the california and american flags were taken out to the front of the city hall and burned. last night, the mayor and her staff said they are tolerance for violence, occupy demonstrations in oakland has come to an end. >> city hall were was a target of the demonstrators when a few people forced their way in and made a mess of the place. jean quan voiced her frustration. >> occupy oakland has to stop using oakland as the playground and people in the occupy movement have to stop making excuses of this behavior. >> at the height of pr
ABC
Jan 11, 2012 2:05am PST
republican nomination for president. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. many experts believe romney's momentum will be all but impossible to stop. >> with 94% of the precincts now reporting, mitt romney has 39% of the vote. ron paul has 23%. jon huntsman comes in third with 17%. newt gingrich and santorum are battling it out for fourth with 9% each. abc7's john alston is here with what is clearly a crucial night. >> romney has established himself as the front runner into the first southern primaries. he is the first republican since president ford in 1976 to have back to back victories in iowa and new hampshire. >> thank you, new hampshire. >> immediately after declaring victory, mitt romney took on the challenger he hopes to face in november, president obama. >> he promised to improve our nation. those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. today we are faced with the disuh .ing -- the disappointing record of a failed appointment. >> he gave the second place finish to ron paul who approved his standing from last week's iowa caucuses. >>
ABC
Jan 15, 2012 9:00am PST
>>> good morning, i'm carolyn tyler. >> carolyn: this morning, firefighters are mopping up after a house fire in the richmond district. it begin at 2:30 this morning. when they first arrived at 42nd avenue and balboa street, firefighters reported seeing flames shooting out of a second-story window. that fire burned for two and a half hours. investigators are now trying to determine the cause. >>> this morning, 49ers fans are waking up celebrating that the team is one win away from going back to the superbowl for the first time in 17 years. 49ers advanced to next sunday's n.f.c. championship game defeating the new orleans saints in a thriller yesterday. here is synopsis. after a lead, niners trailed 32-29 about a minute 37 left in the game. with nine seconds left. alex smith hits vernon davis for a 14-yard touchdown to give 49ers one of most dramatic wins in the franchise history. >> right now, it feels like the best. it really does. like i said before, i can't recall a win like this in spectacular fashion. and a great team win. live or die. we live. we move on and we move on in spe
ABC
Jan 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm dan ashley. those court documents offer new details about what happened on new year's eve. >> our legal analyst says this new information makes the case against the sheriff even stronger. johnal -- john alston has the details. >> the allegations against his, quote, going ballistic, and pushing and pulling and grabbing his wife on new year's eve in front of their two-year-old son, and there are claims this was not the first incident. the new sheriff showed up at city hall with a growing cloud over his head. >> i look forward to reporting to work and doing what i have been elected to do, and i look forward to having my day in court. >> that was before his arrest warrant became public with more specific allegations of a confrontation with his wife on new year's eve. according to an of a gave vit, -- to an affidavit, they were on their way to a restaurant for lunch when low peases asked to -- when lopez asked to visit after the inauguration. he started to scream "f-you,"" f-you." she -- he stated something about the fact that she didn't deserve
ABC
Jan 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
budget meeting tonight in oakland. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. their interruption was brief, and the focus quickly returned to the millions of dollars cities across the state will lose in redevelopment funds by the end of the month. in oakland, the hit is particularly hard. $28 million. tonight city leaders are scrambling for ways to fill the budget gap. alan wang is at city hall where those layoffs are looming. alan? >> carolyn, the meeting just finished up within the hour. and they decided to delay this very crucial vote. and that's because dissolving a $28 million redevelopment front is a very complicated process, and they don't want anyone to lose their jobs if they can prevent it. despite interruptions by occupy protesters, the city council pressed on. time is running out. >> we have never done anything this big, this fast. >> the council is under pressure is slash possibly 105 jobs that includes 20 city administrator positions by the end of the month. the loss of $28 million in redevelopment funds has the mayor proposing huge cuts in slashing the budgets of the o
ABC
Jan 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. tonight another teacher faces charges of having sex with a students. >> this time it is a high school teacher in livermore. her name is marie johnson, and police arrested her this morning when she uh -- arrived for work at granada high school in livermore. that's where ama dates is with the story. ama? >> carolyn and dan, marie johnson has been a teacher here at granada for 13 years, and tonight she is on administrative leave and in jail after police say she had a sexual relationship with a student. >> i saw it first on facebook, so i saw what happened to ms. j? >> students at granada high school called her ms. j, and police call her a suspect in a sexual assault involving a students. 40-year-old marie johnson is a math teacher at granada, and she is also married. this morning she was arrested by livermore police. >> there are 24 counts ranging from sexual intercourse with a minor, lewd acts with a minor and oral copulation. >> a student called and talked about the a relationship that happened between december of 2010 and may of last y
ABC
Jan 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
joins us live tonight. lillian? >> carolyn there's a concern the hillside could slide again which is why the city has deemed 3 condo units unsafe for now. >> this rock here 7 cubic yard. >>reporter: san francisco department of public work spokesperson is trying to protect the public from more falling rock. heavy rain caused this section of the hill to give way this morning. boulder snramd a car parked to condo building. crew since working on installing a barrie barrier. >> if we have any further rock fall we are hoping at least we won't get past here and any loose rock will in the get through the safety net put here. >>reporter: only a temporary solution until tomorrow. that's when engineers hope to determine the stability of the hillside. until then resident at 3 units that are closest to the slide have been told to vacate. order doesn't affect done walker in a different section of the building and home at the time of the slichltd i didn't know it was a ridiculous slide. so you knowed lake an earthquake or something an everything was shaking in our apartment so it was scary. >>repor
ABC
Jan 12, 2012 2:05am PST
for the news at 4:00. >> thanks carolyn. >> and members of the oakland interfaith gospel choir is ready to sing for us. to the martin luther king tribute in oakland. for tickets and more information go to 7liveonline.com. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ male announcer ] for some reason those five food groups sound a whole lot better when you put them in a taco shell instead of a pyramid. old el paso. when you gotta have mexican. fantastic! pro-gresso ] they fit! okay-y... okay??? i've been eating progresso and now my favorite old jeans...fit. okay is there a woman i can talk to? [ male announcer ] progresso. 40 soups 100 calories or less. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. tonight another teacher faces charges of having sex with a students. >> this time it is a high school teacher in livermore. her name is marie johnson, and police arrested her this morning when she uh -- arrived for work at granada high school in livermore. that's where ama dates is with the story. ama? >> carolyn and dan, marie johnson has been a teacher here at granada for 13 years, and tonight she is on a
ABC
Jan 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
-- inspiration and strong opposition from republicans. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm dan ashley. the theme of tonight's address was an economy built to last. >> and the subtext was the key themes of his re-election campaign, jobs, taxes and the disparity between the rich and the poor. abc7's johnal stone was here with more -- john alston was here with more. >> the president pushed for more manufacturing jobs and help for high-tech companies that gives help to those in the u.s. he promised to help homeowners and those in college. >> echoing the focus of his re-election campaign, president obama challenged congress on its own turf. >> but intend to fight obstruction with action. and i will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place. >> the president again said he would increase taxes on the wealthy 1% while giving americans a break. >> if you made more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30% in taxes. >> mr. obama is pushing congress to approve a plan he says would let homeowner saves about $3,000
ABC
Jan 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
in the iowa caucuses. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. it has been a good night for rick santorum in particular. >> and a bad one for newt gingrich with 99% of the vote counted mitt romney and rick santorum are separated by a 10th of a point. texas congressman ron paul is third. >> followed by former house speaker newt gingrich, texas governor rick perry and minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann. >> abc7's john alston has more on what has really been an exciting night. >> rick santorum seen as the big winner, but whether he has the money and the organization to capitalize on the strong finish is a question mark. also tonight we may have seen the beginning of the end of rick perry's candidacy. >> game on. >> rick santorum came from behind to find himself in a dogfight for the top spot of the iowa caucuses thanks to the support of the tea party and the other social conservative. >> we will be in new hampshire and we will leave tomorrow and spend our time there, and with your help and god's grace we will have another fun night a week from now. god bless you
ABC
Jan 15, 2012 4:30pm PST
avoid concert ticket ripoff. and two we will travelers in san francisco and carolyn johnson made a trip to west africa. >>> we begin with the growing gang problem in some of the smallest bay area communities. as vic lee reports south san francisco is fighting back with a special gang unit. [ siren ] >> it was a friday night on the east side of south san francisco. this is gang to your turf. the officers had just arrived on a routine patrol when two shots rang out. >> couple shots being fired. >> sergeant canny gill heads the police response team four officers assigned full time to fight an exploding gang problem in this peninsula city. the gunshots tell you how bold gangs have become. >> it could have been just gangsters let letting out know they are here. >> the shots were fired near a small park where three people were found dead and flee others wounded. >> this is the territory of nortenos they wear the color wednesday. >> the other gang wears blue. but the colors are going blur. >> what we're seeing the last couple of years is red on red rivalry where it's not usual. [ siren ] >> of
ABC
Jan 5, 2012 2:05am PST
morning in greenbrae. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. for a marin county man, 90 years old is not too old to fight. >> he opened fire when an intruder broke into his home. the suspect fired back. ama dates is live where the victim and the suspects are. ama 1234*. >> reporter: carolyn and dan, i am told they are both recovering tonight. the suspect had surgery and is recovering now. the suspect is from novato or petaluma and he does have a violent criminal history. he went into the house with a gun, but he likely had no idea what he was walking into of the police worked this crime scene well into the night. it was after a morning burglary lead to a shootout pitting the homeowner against the intruder. >> the suspect kicked in the front door. when he went inside there was one man living at the residence. >> reporter: that 90-year-old man was jay leone. but he was not home alone. sara lives downstairs. >> all of a sudden i heard a boom. >> reporter: she initially thought leone was moving furniture. hea former was a former law enforcement agent and former vet and is ve
ABC
Jan 22, 2012 5:00am PST
very much for joining us. good morning. i'm carolyn tyler. six young people are recovering this morning after being shot at a sweet 16 party in antioch. police say about 80 people were at the house party on wilmont lane when it suddenly turned violent around 10:30 last night. police say a fight broke utility in the garage between two groups and quickly escalated into a shootout. one person was taken by helicopter to a walnut creek hospital and underwent surgery for a lead wound. others have less serious wounds. the victims age in range from 13 to 21. >> it will parties will soon be parting up a over the bay area ahead of championship game, those are football parties. and some are already camped out hoping to be one of the first to tailgate. fans from both teams are ready to claim victory. abc7s nick smith went to a local sports bar where the pregame celebration began last night. >> let's go giants! >> giants fans have invaded san francisco. and if sheer enthusiasm were enough to secure the nfc championship game, the crowd at aces bar in knob hill, packed to the rafters of nfl games, cou
ABC
Jan 22, 2012 4:30pm PST
woman who mothers them. >> that is the only thing that keeps me going now. >>> up next, carolyn johnson travels to west africa. the women of sierra leone stand the women of sierra leone stand up to a ritual that leaves i m a a @merican. i am an amer mniecan.y i am an americ. .am an errican. i am an ameran!o. rñamy aamt7icran. d aana american. i l i a @m anme1rin.m] rh..ñu ;Ñ eiv...r0 i... ;] ""am,3.÷ .anfmeacaren. ñk i am an american. zei am an ericané& i admmericae )oi aam0erica. voi: : am0 an erericaá voe: i axm an ameran (oi aan americaun >>> women and girls face immense challenges in west africa. less than third of them are literate and they are subject to genital mutilation. but things are changing. carolyn johnson traveled to sierra leone. >> these are the faces of the future, boys and girls excited to learn but continuing their education into their teenage years will be a challenge, especially for girls in rural areas. that initiation into a secret society prepares girls for marriage and includes the controversial practice female genital mutilation. a right all that can l
ABC
Jan 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
down out there. >> yes, dan, carolyn, the camera is shaking behind you. the wind is picking up as well and the rain has been soaking the bay area. let me show you live doppler 7hd and you can see where the heaviest rain is falling. as we pan around it is starting to move out of the north bay. they are reporting very heavy rainfall right now. but the heaviest rain as you can see clearly here on live doppler 7hd is indicated in the yellows around concord and livermore and alamo, out toward fremont and even the south bay and san jose. san mateo and the peninsula is getting clobbered with heavy rain. the santa cruz mountains has already picked up more than four inches of rain, and you can see where it is. let's show you the rainfall tote will tas here. 4.5 in ben low man and santa rosa and mill valley is almost 3.5. over an inch in san francisco. livermore, a third of an inch. and here are your wind gusts. it has been gusting out of the southwest. gusting to 53 miles an hour at sfo. hang on tight. there are a couple mover -- more hours of the wet, windy weather, but another storm is coming
ABC
Jan 22, 2012 6:00am PST
until overnight tonight. >> thank you. good morning, everyone. thanks nor joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. six young people are recovering this morning after being shot at a sweet 16 party in antioch. police say about 80 people were at the house party on wilmont lane when it suddenly turned violent around 10:30 last night. police say a fight broke utility -- out in the garage between two groups, quickly escalating into a shootout. one person was taken by helicopter to a walnut creek hospital and underwent surgery -- injury to the leg. others have less serious wounds. the victims age in range from 13 to 21. >> football parties will soon be starting around the bay area, ahead of the championship game. and some are already camped out hoping to be one of the first to tailgate. parking lots open at 11:30. fans from both teams are ready to claim victory. abc7s nick smith went to a local sports bar where the pregame celebration began last night. >> let's go giants! >> let's go giants! >> giants fans have invaded san francisco. and if sheer enthusiasm were enough to secure the nfc championship ga
ABC
Jan 29, 2012 6:00am PST
for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. dozens of police remain on guard at oakland city hall this hour after arresting nearly 300 occupy oakland demonstrators last night. tear gas and gas bang grenades mark the most turn plant clash with police since their encampment was torn down last november. there were last arrests at the downtown ymca. one band of roaming protesters also vandalized city hall. the damage inside is still being assessed this morning. sergio reports. >> city hall became one of the targets of demonstrators when a few people managed to force their way in and make a mess of the place. a visibly flustered jean quan voiced her frustration with the latest demonstration. >> the occupy oakland has got to stop using oakland as its playground and that people in the community and people in the occupy movement have to stop making excuses for this behavior. >> at the height of protestors during the day, demonstrators squared off at police. some tossed objects at officers and police responded with flash bangs and nobody grenades. as the day war on, several conflicts erupted, like t
ABC
Jan 19, 2012 7:00am PST
. the confidant revealing details. about the marriage of jfk jr. and his glamourous wife. carolyn before their fateful flight. >>> here we are. right up here on the big screen. good morning, everyone. i got to tell you, when you see these stunning new pictures of lauren scruggs, out with her family, just weeks after her horrific accident, it just her doing so well. we have more on her recovery coming in. >> she's coming back so quickly. >>> and, boy, newt gingrich coming on strong. new polls out this morning show he's really surging. lots of momentum coming up. a strong debate on monday night. can he overtake mitt romney? is there time? we'll get into that a haechtd >> also ahead, big weather ahead. i know you're headed to chicago. up to a foot of snow right there for a little later. a big storm headed to the major snees cities in the north. >> we haven't had much here, right? >> except for halloween. that was the last time we had it. >>> to the latest on the cruise ship disaster off the coast of italy. new questions about why it took so long to evacuate. and what the captain is s
ABC
Jan 15, 2012 6:00am PST
carolyn tyler. developing news in san francisco's richmond district. this morning firefighters have been battling a house fire since 2:30 this morning. take a look at these flames. when they first arrived at 42nd avenue and balboa street, fire crews reported seeing flames shooting out of a second story window. there is no word yet on any injuries as fire crews are still busy trying to get this under control. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> this morning 49'ers fans are waking up celebrating. the team is now just one win away from going back to the super bowl for the first time in 17 years. the 49'ers advance to next sunday's nfc championship game, defeating the new orleans saints in a thriller yesterday. after jumping out to a 17-0 lead, the 49'ers found themselves trailing 32-29, saints, with just a minute thirty-seven left in the game but the niners were not done. with just nine seconds left, alex smith hits vernon davis for a 14-yard touchdown to give the 49'ers one of the most dramatic wins in franchise history. 36-32, a victory. >> right now, i me
ABC
Jan 23, 2012 7:00am PST
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Jan 15, 2012 5:00am PST
today. >> thank you, lisa. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. breaking news in san francisco's richmond district where firefighters have been battling a house fire since 2:30 this morning. when they first arrived at 42nd avenue on balance bowa street firefighters reported seeing flames shooting out of a second story window. there is no word yet on any injuries as fire crews are still busy trying to get this under control. you can see just how fast this fire is burning. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> this morning 49'ers fans are waking up celebrating. the team is now just one win away from going back to the super bowl for the first time in 17 years. the 49'ers advance to next sunday's nfc championship game, defeating the new orleans saints in a thriller yesterday. after jumping out to a 17-0 lead, the 49'ers found themselves trailing 32-29, saints, with just a minute thirty-seven left in the game but the niners were not done. with just nine seconds left, alex smith hits vernon davis for a 14-yard touchdown to giv
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Jan 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
wife continues to insist he is innocent. carolyn? >> waits a nearly 20 minute interview with venezuela's radio. she is from that country. at times she was quite emotional insist herg husband is a victim of in her words, very dirty politics. iliana lopez stood by her husband's side, despite accusations of domestic abuse. >> in this is taken out of context. >> now, she's gone further in a interview in her native venezuela describing charges as political persecution. >> ross mirkarimi is a progressive who isn't backed with power brokers in california. there is richest people in california are behind this. they can't stand a progressive who ran a campaign with very little money won the election for sheriff. >> investigators say lopez confided in a neighbor and reportedly a mirkarimi campaign support yir. according to documents lopez told madison, she had her take pictures of a bruised arm. she denies the abuse and questions madison's reasons for calling the police. >> we must find out what her motives are and with who is backing her. that is what the lawyers and investigators wil
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Jan 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
carolyn johnson. dan ashley has the night off. he is charged with three misdemeanors. he faces one count each of domestic battery and endangering a witness. he surrendered where he was booked, photographed and fingerprinted. thomas roman is live at city hall. thomas? >> it has beg -- been quite a day. he was booked in the san francisco county jail by the same sheriff he is supposed to supervise. today's charges ended some speculation that as an elected official he would thought beheld accountable. he was looking tired and he stated he just received confirmation from the district attorney's office. >> it has been assigned to me. >> reporter: he quickly stated he will be vindicated of all wrongdoing. >> i believe that these charges are very unfounded. and we will fight these charges, and i am confident that in the end that we will succeed. >> reporter: george gascone is confident that the photographs that were submited and a text message conversation will be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. >> our decision here is just like in all domestic violences cases was based on the availabili
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Jan 24, 2012 9:30pm PST
saying he's not going anywhere. carolyn tyler spoke with the sheriff and had his reaction to that conversation. >>reporter: it was d-day for san francisco mayor lee. time for a heart to heart talk with embattled sheriff ross about his future. >> it's an opportunity time for the mayor. i would do this for any elected official or department head. if they are so distracted and i see that happening that i would ask them to consider making a personal position of their own. i don't want to putney more pressure on the sheriff. i think he has enough. >>reporter: but there's no doubt the mayor wants the sheriff to take a leave while he fights charges of domestic abuse. the sheriff says the meeting this afternoon in the mayor's office was cordial. did he ask you to step down. >> no. >>reporter: have you offered to do that? >> no. >>reporter: why do you think you can run the office effectively. >> i already am. i mean i am doing just that. at any time i'm putting in well over 40 hours a week here in the offic office. it's not a straight 8 to 5 job. i make sure that at any time that i am atte
ABC
Jan 29, 2012 5:00am PST
, i'm carolyn tyler. dozens of police remain on guard at oakland city hall this hour after arresting nearly 300 occupy oakland demonstrators last night. tier gas and gas bang grenades mark the most turn plant clash with police since their encampment was torn down last september. there were last arrests at the downtown ymca. one band of roaming protesters also damaged city hall. the damage inside is still being assessed this morning. sergio reports. >> city hall became one of the targets of demonstrators when a few people managed to force their way in and make a mess of the place a visibly flustered jean quan voiced her frustration with the latest demonstration. >> the occupy oakland has got to stop using oakland as its playground and that people in the community and people in the occupy movement have to stop making excuses for this behavior. >> at the height of protestors during the day, demonstrators squared off at police. some tossed objects at officers and police responded. as the day war on, several conflicts erupted, like this one near 14th and broadway. i talked to one woman wh
ABC
Jan 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
it is likely that misdemeanor domestic violence charges will be file. carolyn tyler, abc7 news. >>> highway 85 at san jose back open after a bomb scare shutdown a section of the freeway for 4 1/2 hours. the bomb squad blew up two potential explosive on the highway after 3:00 this afternoon. it started before noon when two bank robbery suspects crashed trying to escape from police. officers say the men robbed the bank of america on snell avenue in san safe. the situation escalated because of a device used in the robbery. >> one suspect waited outside the second entered the bank with a device. we are not seeing information on what the device looked like. the threat was it was going to blow up or be detonated. the bank staff did what they are trained to do they gave the suspects money. the suspects fled. >> one of the men with was arrested at the scene of the crash. the second nearby at a high school which was on lock done for an hour today. >>> if you haven't seen the pictures, -- traffic on highway 85 was at a standstill. our new waze traffic app shows things are moving normally
ABC
Jan 8, 2012 6:00am PST
, everyone. thanks nor joining us, i'm carolyn tyler. at least six occupy oakland protestors face charges this morning, including vandalism assaulting police officers and possessing explosives after an anti-police march last night. starting around 8:00 they marched from the plaza. they snaked through downtown. they claim they have been harassed at occupy oakland events in recent weeks. some marchers broke patrol windows, vandalized news advance and someone also lit a fire near 8th and washington street. they uncovered an explosive equal to a quarter stick of dynamite. some occupy oakland protestors are condemning the actions of others saying the majority do not condone that violence. and occupy san jose they will march today from city hall to the santa clara county courthouse starting at noon. this event coincides with the court case held 126 years ago known as santa clara county versus southern pacific railroad. this 1886 case stemmed from the railroad's refusal to pay taxes. it was a dispute over changes to california packs -- tax law. the u.s. supreme court ultimately ruled in favor of
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Jan 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
news. >> carolyn did the sheriff or mayor talk about the complaint made by a second woman that became public yesterday? >> they did just briefly that. second woman says she's an ex-girlfriend of ross mirkarimi. he told us simply i'll fight it. the mayor says this is just another example of the distractions in this case taking time away from the office and the job mirkarimi is doing here at city hall. >> carolyn tyler reporting for us, tu when can they go home? that is what residents are wondering after a rock slide forced them to leave yesterday. engineers and geologists examine that had hillside to see if it's safe to return. leanne? >> i just got off the phone with the director of public works. i'm going to take a look at notes. he tells me the hillside is unstable. they have just determined that. he believes that more rocks will fall. they'll remove some of the faller rocks but will leave big boulders because those help protect the building. as for the residents, telling me those who are evacuated they'll be allowed back inside of the buildings but will recommend they not sl
ABC
Jan 7, 2012 2:05am PST
ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. a man wanted for several sexual assaults among other crimes is now under arrest. thomas roman is live with the story. thomas? >> the 32-year-old san francisco resident the police arrest said being charged with four felony counts including sexual assault robbery and kid p thating. -- kidnapping. they began on 24th and potrero. and san francisco police say women in the area can now brea easier. people especially women in the fair oaks area or who cross through the area daily are relieved that the man wanted in three brutal sexual assaults in the area has been caught. >> i am extremelyhat he w that he was caught. it is such a quiet, very quiet, nice street. >> it is a sigh of relief. it is unnerving to know that there is somebody out there and it is great. >> they are happy, but still cautious. >> good news. >> going to change your behavior a bit? >> probably not. there is always the possibility there is somebody else. >> members of the special victims unit says the arrest of the man sought in connection with three sexual assaults, robberies and kid
ABC
Jan 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
superbowl. the news begins in 60 sec >> good evening i'm dan. >> i'm carolyn. it is cold and getting colder tonight. >> sandy starts our weather coverage tonight. >> you know winter has arrived when the temperatures have already dropped below freezing in some areas. take a look at the numbers. santa rose at 30 degrees. it is a bone chilling cold 31 in livermore at this hour and san jose reporting temperature of 37 degrees. this is why we have freeze warnings in effect for most of the bay area until 8:00 a.m. tuesday. teens and 20's expected inland. freezing damage to sensitive mrnts not out of the question and of course watch out for patches of ice especially over the bridges and overpasses. hard freeze warning in effect for the straits and delta teens and 20's for 4 to 6 hours watch out for that. 21 by morning. fairfield 20 in napa down to 22 degrees in santa rosa. 23 in livermore. the winter chill is here and the storm are not far behind. i'll be back with a full look at when the wet weather alives from a few minutes. we'll see you then. >> mean time people across the bay area are bracing
ABC
Jan 1, 2012 5:00am PST
in for carolyn tyler. san francisco police say they are still investigating a case of a stolen monkey that was returned to the zoo yesterday. here's a picture of banana sam safe in his keeper's arms. the 17-year-old squirrel monkey was taken by the zoo thursday night. zoo officials say someone cut through the gate, climbed through the roof of the primate exhibit building and broke into the squirrel monkey habitat. a man called police yesterday and said he found the monkey in stern grove two miles from the zoo. he said he coaxed the monkey into his backpack. he said banana sam seems okay but they doubt that recovery story. >> he looks pretty good. thirsty, hungry, trembling a little bit but we did an exam and he did pretty good. knowledge. >> is it easy to coax a monkey into a backpack? >> i would say not. a monkey would be place into a backpack forcefully. >> the investigation remains open. so far the man hasn't tried to claim the $5,000 reward. he won't be on business play for a while. keepers want to make sure he's okay and repair the damage to his habitat. >>> there is throw
ABC
Jan 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
research project to unlock medical mysteries of war. >> good evening, i'm carolyn johnson. >> something happened today that few people there ever have seen. >> a gang member flipped and actually testified against his former friends in a murder case. the victim, a college student visiting san francisco two years ago. vick slee live with the story. vic? >> that crucial witness is a young man who decided to testify against his friends sh we're not identifying him out of concern for his safety. the witness is in his early 20s and says he was with the killer whtz murder happened. the victim was a 26-year-old michael bailey. a college student from louisiana visiting friends in san francisco during christm
ABC
Jan 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
then, good night. >>> good evening, everyone, i'm carolyn johnson. >> abc's coverage of the state of the union address begins in just a moment. >> first, top stories tonight. police say a 15-year-old foreign tourist swaulted this morning was unconscious when it happened. the person on the stretcher is a suspect, an 18-year-old man from southern california. other members of the tour group called police when she wandered from them. investigators say they found the suspect assaulting the girl in the bush autos san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi tells abc 7 news he has no plans to step asichld he is set to stand trial on domestic violence charges. mayor ed lee called mirkarimi to city hall to talk about how he plans to do his job during the trial. mirkarimi says he can handle it and adds he will not take pay during time in court. >> apple received a best ever earnings report today, setting new records thanks to
ABC
Jan 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
. instead of a day off. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. after weeks of warm weather, winter is reasserting itself. >> it is. there are freeze warnings in a storm system moving in this week. spencer christian is here. >> yes. winter weather arrived. let me show you the systems producing the flow of cold air coming our way now. this is coming down from the gulf of alaska. we're about to experience coldest weather of the season so far. you've just heard a freeze warning is in effect for a wide expanse tonight beginning at 11:00 tonight continuing until 8:00 in the morning. we'll see low temperatures overnight dropping into teens and low 20s at som
ABC
Jan 19, 2012 2:05am PST
app that tell u.s. where to find a spot to park. and then later on "nightline." >> carolyn and dan, coming up next on "nightline" a rescue mission forcedcue halt and families losing hope. 9 latest on the cruiseship disaster. and we take you to the cutting edge of medical testing where >>> there is a new tool that may help boost your parking cam --karma that helps you park. >> turn left on to jackson street. >> it is a big, green button that guides you to the nearest open parking spot in san francisco. >> you are arriving to your destination. there is one available on this block. congratulations. >> there it is. >> david designed voice park and uses data from parking sensorsin stalled by the transportation agency that designed the park app. but he thought it was too difficult to use while driving. >> you have to interpret the color codes as to what is available and what is not available. and you have to navigate as you are holding a paper map while driving. >> they use realtime information on -- in eight areas around san francisco. >> there are 838 available spaces in this garage. >
ABC
Jan 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
dozen demonstrators have taken over a library. >> good evening, i'm carolyn johnson. >> an fran sheriff ross mirkarimi will not be allowed to go home to his family any time soon he made appearance on domestic violence charges and the judge extended that order that keeps him away from his wife and child. we are live in san francisco with what is an emotional appearance. >> this was a long day. ross mirkarimi sat from
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